Nov 24, 2013
Chris Gorham: Sometimes Gay, Sometimes Blind, Always an Ally
It was not very popular, but that may be because the target audience of adolescents was not home on Friday nights, but it did give us the hunky Christopher Gorham as the dying Harrison John.
Chris had already played a gay character, the "sexually confused" Elliott on Party of Five, went on to star in other gay-positive tv series: Felicity (2001-2002), Out of Practice (2005-2006), and Ugly Betty (2006-2010).
It was while playing Henry the nerdish accountant on Ugly Betty that Chris first took his shirt off on camera. Many viewers were shocked by his buffed physique, and assumed that there was some special-effects trick going one.
This angered Chris's wife, Anel Lopez Gorham: "You've looked like this forever," she complained. Why is it so hard to believe that he has a great physique?
Don't worry, his clothes have come off a lot since.
He and his wife are strong supporters of marriage equality. He explains: "We’re an inter-racial couple. It wasn’t that long ago that it was illegal for us to marry. So we’re huge supporters of the right to marry.